[ah-les-sahn-draw] /ˌɑ lɛsˈsɑn drɔ/ (Show IPA), Duke of Parma, 1545–92, Italian general, statesman, and diplomat.
Historical Examples

Farnese, aroused by the news of his exploits,Continued success of Maurice.
Europe in the Sixteenth Century 1494-1598, Fifth Edition A. H. (Arthur Henry) Johnson

And whilst you have grown weak, Farnese has been growing strong.
The Strolling Saint Raphael Sabatini

He had to rely upon energetic viceroys like Farnese and the Spinolas to furnish funds out of their own pockets.
The Unseen World and Other Essays John Fiske

The Farnese succeeded in something of the kind, the Caraffa were ruined.
The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy Jacob Burckhardt

The name of the Farnese is associated with several famous buildings and works of art.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia Various

And Farnese, on his part, was garrotting and hanging the veterans.
History of the United Netherlands, 1590-1599, Vol. III. Complete John Lothrop Motley

The hair, of a bluish black, long and fine and abundant, crowned a brow moulded like that of the Farnese Juno.
Sons of the Soil Honore de Balzac

That is the Farnese Hercules, he said; I saw it caught your eye last night.
Madonna Mary Mrs. Oliphant

It is quite unnecessary to follow him as closely as did Farnese.
History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete John Lothrop Motley

As before, she had Buttercups on one side, Farnese on the other.
The Monster Edgar Saltus

Alesandro (alesˈsandro). original name of Pope Paul III See also Paul III
Alessandro, duke of Parma and Piacenza. 1545–92, Italian general, statesman, and diplomat in the service of Philip II of Spain. As governor of the Netherlands (1578–92), he successfully suppressed revolts against Spanish rule

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